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Taste N Shop Series


Event Details

Date: August 27, 2022

Start Time: 2:00 PM EDT

End Time: 5:00 PM EDT

Location: Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20020 United States

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Our Taste N Shop Series is a celebration of Black entrepreneurship. We are partnering with DMV Black Restaurant Week, Nubian Hueman, and Fresh Food Factory to kick off a monthly event series incorporating Black restaurateurs, chefs, shops, and businesses for a one-of-a-kind fireside chat-style experience in SE.

About the Speaker

Erinn D. Tucker-Oluwole, PhD is the director of the Global Hospitality Leadership master’s program at Georgetown University and co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week. She has worked for over 25 years consulting for small businesses in the service industry focusing on hospitality industry, workforce development, food and beverage organizations and Fortune 500 companies. She has been quoted in the Washington Post, Food & Wine Magazine, Washingtonian, DCist, Wall Street Journal, CGTN America amongst other regional publications.  She has been widely sought after for regional metropolitan media such as WTOP, Foodie and the Beast, WPRW, WEACT Radio, Fox5, WUSA Channel 9 and others. Dr. Tucker-Oluwole has consulted for companies such Amtrak, Social Tables, the Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Knights and has contributed event management experience to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Dr. Tucker-Oluwole has contributed articles for Lodging, the official publication of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and Social Tables. She co-chaired the HR and Diversity Summit for Lodging magazine for three successful years, served on the inaugural local organizing committee for the historically black collegiate CIAA conference, advisor to the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality, served as chair and committee member for several hospitality associations including the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (ICHRIE) and Professional Conventions Management Association (PCMA) and National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners.

Before Georgetown, she has held faculty appointments at Boston University, Temple University, and Johnson and Wales University, the latter being one of the top culinary arts programs in the US. She serves as the 2021-2022 James Beard Foundation Mid-Atlantic co-chair for the Restaurant and Chef Awards committee, Clinton Foundation 20/30 Advisory Board, the Tourism Advisory Committee for Destination DC, DC Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, and Blacks in Travel and Tourism. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, Washington, DC Chapter, Skal DC, Junior League of Washington and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her published work has appeared in tourism journals, textbooks, publications and trade periodicals and she won the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education Best Paper Award in 2016. In 2022, she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Educators in Hospitality by the International Hospitality Institute and recipient of the Grace Award from Nolan Williams and The Kennedy Center Social Impact Initiative.  Her upcoming book, The Black Travel Movement is under contract with Columbia University Press.

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